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Legal Writing Instructor Among Pulitzer Winners

Posted Apr 10, 2008 9:41 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A Harvard University law grad who teaches legal writing and literature at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York is among the Pulitzer Prize winners announced this week.

John Matteson won for a biography, Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, the Associated Press reports. He previously practiced law in California and North Carolina.

The book is the first to examine the relationship between the author of Little Women and her father, Bronson Alcott, Legal Blog Watch reports.

Matteson is also acting as a consultant and on-air commentator for an upcoming PBS documentary on Louisa May Alcott, according to a press release announcing the award.

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